Friday, July 13, 2012

{Friday Cocktail} Arnold Palmer

Happy Friday! We made it, and I'm super excited, for no particular reason other than the fact that I get to sleep in tomorrow :)

For this edition of Friday Cocktail I'm going to step away from the alcohol. What. Shocking. I know. Who am I. But everyone needs a break from boozing every now and again. Plus, I have some readers who don't drink, so I want to teach them a tried and true southern classic.

An Arnold Palmer (in some circles called a half and half) is a deliciously light beverage and super easy to make.

1/2 Iced Tea + 1/2 Lemonade

okay you're done. See y'all Monday.

Haha, while the Arnold Palmer is that easy to concoct I of course stepped it up a notch.

Fancy Arnold Palmer

  • Fresh sweet tea (use a tea bag not a mix)
  • Lemonade (again if you have fresh it's way better)
  • Mint leaves
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Simple Syrup 


  • In the bottom of a mason jar (all the best southern drinks are served in a mason jar) muddle a handful of fresh mint and Simple syrup*
  •  Pour tea, then lemonade into jar
  • Toss in a few frozen strawberries and stir.
  • The longer you let it sit the better it tastes (I normally do 30 mins in the fridge)
  • Add ice and enjoy 

*use as much or as little of the simple syrup as you want depending on your desired sweetness.

OF COURSE... this recipe has plenty of room for vodka should you be so inclined.

Have a great weekend loves!


Jamie said...

ahh i love Arnold Palmers, can't wait to try this new recipe!

Amy said...

Love it! Will definitely have to try this one!

Michelle said...

yes, tons of vodka! lol this for summer :)

Cara said...

I saw your picture of this arnold palmer on instagram and was reminded of how delicious they are! I believe a batch may be in order tomorrow!

Ally said...

That sounds SO good! I'll have to try it.

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Elle Sees said...

i've only had the alcohol version, which really isn't an arnold palmer, is it?

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